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Man Identified In July 5 Police Shooting


 The man who was shot and killed by Bartlesville police last week has been identified.

 The OSBI says 24-year-old Ricky Wayne Franks died from his wounds at the scene after police responded to a call of a potential suicidal person on July 5 on Madison Boulevard near the intersection of Nowata Road.

 Bartlesville Police Captain Daniel Elkins said police were on-scene for several hours attempting to speak to Franks, however the situation escalated at approximately 4 a.m. when police shot and killed Franks.

While only one officer fired the shot, a total of three responding officers have all been placed on administrative leave while the Bartlesville Police Department conducts an internal affairs investigation.

The OSBI investigation continues.

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